Best dry rose wine sale in Asheville, North Carolina.

Best Dry Rosé Sale in Asheville

Wednesday, August 16th through Saturday August 19th – The best dry rosé sale in Asheville! With over 30 different dry rosé wines in stock, I’m pretty sure we have the best selection of pink wines in Asheville.  I love the stuff, and I might have over-ordered a bit this year.  Oh well, my over-eager ordering is your gain as we’re marking all dry rosés down through the end of the week — 10% off by the bottle, 20% off when you mix 6 of them, or 25% off when you mix 12 or more of them!  And we’ve got some of the best of the best of the highly acclaimed 2016 vintage — I’ve included some highlights below.

Please note that the discounts only apply to in-stock dry rosés, and all sales must be final by the end of business on Saturday, August 19th.  Even better, we’re pouring some of these lovely wines both Friday, August 18th (4-7pm) and Saturday, August 19th (2-5pm).  And lastly, if you know what you’d like, just email me at josh@tablewineasheville.com with your order. I can guarantee you that many of these will run out and many were purchased on a pre-sale — thus, they are not available for re-order.

Here are a few of the top rated wines of the vintage, and yes, we still have some in stock……….for now!

1. 2016 Ameztoi Rubentis (Txakoli, Spain) – “Light brilliant pink. Incisive, mineral-accented citrus fruit and red berry scents, along with a suave floral nuance. Silky and sharply focused on the palate, showing juicy strawberry, orange zest and mineral qualities and a deeper suggestion of peach pit. Packs a lot of flavor but comes off lithe. The mineral and floral elements carry through a very long, precise, seamless finish.” — Vinous Media — 91 pointsTaste it Friday!
Regular Price: $19.99/bottle
Sale Price: $17.99/bottle | $15.99/bottle in mixed 6-packs | $14.99/bottle in mixed cases

2. La Bastide Blanche Bandol Rosé (Provence, France) – “Brilliant orange-pink. Intense, mineral-accented strawberry, cherry pit and blood orange aromas, along with a sexy floral overtone. Concentrated red fruit and lavender pastille flavors are supported by a spine of juicy acidity that adds definition and back-end cut. Closes very long and focused, featuring resonating minerality and a lingering floral quality.” — Vinous Media – 92 pointsTaste it Saturday!
Regular Price: $26.99/bottle
Sale Price: $24.29/bottle | $21.59/bottle in mixed 6-packs | $20.24/bottle in mixed cases

3. 2016 Domaine des Diables Rosé “Bonbon” (Provence, France) – One of our newest discoveries and one of the top selling dry rosés of the summer!  A blend of Cinsault, Syrah and Grenache, this one is intensely aromatic and super zesty.  White peach, carmelized grapefruit, pungent green herbs and more!  Oh yeah, we’ve got magnums and a few double magnums on this one! — Table Wine – 93 pointsTaste it Saturday!
Regular Price: $21.99/bottle
Sale Price: $19.79/bottle | $17.59/bottle in mixed 6-packs | $16.49/bottle in mixed cases

4. 2016 Chateau Puech-Haut Saint-Drezery Prestige Rosé (Languedoc, France) – “Beautiful as always, the 2016 Saint Drezery Prestige Rose offers clean, crisp notes of white peach, strawberries and hints of flowers. It’s a terrific, medium-bodied, elegant beauty to buy by the case.” — The Wine Advocate – 92 pointsTaste it Friday!

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

Dry rose wine tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Dry Rosé Tasting – Free on Fridays Wine Tasting

Friday, August 18th from 4-7pm – Join us for a free dry rosé tasting this Friday!  All of our in-stock dry rosés are on sale through Saturday, August 19th, and we’re pulling the corks on some of our favorites for you to try before you buy.

Vintage 2016 proved to be a great one for dry rosés from all parts of the globe, and Table Wine is home to the largest selection of pink wines in Asheville.  Join us as we pour you four of the top wines of the vintage, stock up, and save big.  We’ll start with the lovely Rubentis from Spain’s Ameztoi winery.  Super dry and possessing crunch, zesty acidity, this slightly effervescent wine is always a staff and customer favorite.  Up next, it’s the fantastic and distinctively delicious Bodegas Muga Rosado.  A blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Viura, it is precise, tangy and laced with notes of cherry, strawberry, apricot and white flowers.  After that, we’ll pour you a splash of Anton Bauer’s refreshing rosé from Austria — a blend of Zweigelt, Merlot and Syrah, it might be my favorite under-$15 pink wine in the store.  Last but not least, Chateau Puech-Haut’s Prestige Rosé was one of The Wine Advocate’s highest rated rosés of the vintage!  Intensely fragrant and deceptively powerful, it’s a real knockout.  Thirsty yet? Stop by, taste, learn, and save big on all of the tasting wines!

The Wines
All in-stock dry rosés, including these tasting wines, are on sale through Saturday, August 19th!  Save big on all of our dry rosé selections — 10% off by the bottle, 20% off when you mix six of them, 25% off when you mix 12 or more of them.

1. 2016 Ameztoi Rubentis Txakolina  (Getariako, Txakolina) – I know, you’re like what the heck does that say?  Don’t worry about it folks, this stuff is straight up delicious.  A 50/50 blend of Hondarribi Beltza and Hondarribi Zuri from vineyards that range in age from 20 to 150+ years old, this remind me a bit of a strawberry/lime Snapple, minus the sugar.  Yum, yum, yum!  91 points Vinous Media

2.2016 Bodegas Muga Rosado (Rioja, Spain) – If you knew me well, you might ask why I have chosen two Spanish wines, as I am a hardcore Franco-phile.  I am actually an equal opportunity drinker and happen to love roses from Rioja. Bodegas Muga is relatively new to the game in Rioja, having been founded in 1932. Their rose is a blend of 60% Garnacha, 30% Viura and 10% Tempranillo fermented in wooden vats for 15-20 days. The end result is a rich, pretty and impeccably balanced rose that smells and tastes of white peach with notes of wild strawberries.

3. 2016 Anton Bauer Rosé (Wagram, Austria) – Born in 1971, Anton Bauer is the fourth generation to manage his family’s 25 hectare vineyard and winery.  His dry rosé is a blend of nearly equal parts Zweigelt, Merlot and Syrah and it is fermented in stainless steel.  Dry, super crisp, and offering up flavors of tart cherry, cranberry, citrus, and white flowers, it is the perfect wine to beat the heat of summer.

4. 2016 Chateau Puech-Haut Prestige Rosé (Languedoc) – I’ve drunk a lot of  Puech-Haut wines over the years, and I tend to agree with Jeb Dunnuck of The Wine Advocate who called it “easily one of the top estates in the Languedoc.”  The new release of their rosé is another winner that I could drink for days. Primarily Grenache with a dollop of Cinsault, all of the grapes come from 30-60 year old, biodynamically farmed vineyards.  Quite pale in color but intensely aromatic with notes of white flowers, strawberry and white peach, it’s just straight up gorgeous. 92 points The Wine Advocate

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

Provencal Rose Wine Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Free Provencal Rosé Tasting

Saturday, August 19th from 2-5pm – Join us for a free Provencal rosé tasting this Saturday!  All of our in-stock dry rosés are on sale through Saturday, August 19th, and we’re pulling the corks on some of our favorite dry Provencal rosés for you to try before you buy.

Provence, in Southern France, is home to some of the finest dry rosé wines on the planet, and Table Wine stocks some of the finest selections.  Stop by the store this Saturday and we’ll pour you four of the best examples we stock.  First up, the crisp and aromatic Les Petit Diables is a superb value in Provencal rosé.  Dry, crisp and loaded with notes of summer peach, watermelon and white flowers, it’s a great one to wet your whistle with.  After that, we’ll treat you to a taste of the the Chateau Peyrassol Cotes de Provence.  From the oldest vines from one of the oldest estate’s in Provence, this is a real treat and a wine you can drink now or cellar for up to a decade.  Up next, the deceptively powerful La Bastide Blanche Bandol Rosé was one of the top rated wines of the 2016 vintage.  The high proportion of Mourvedre in this one gives it an intensity and concentration rarely encountered.  To finish up, the Domaine des Diables Rosé is one of the most intensely aromatic rosés we carry.  Boasting incredible notes of carmelized grapefruit, peach and herb, it’s not a shy wine at all.  Sound good? Stop by, taste, learn, and save big on all of the tasting wines!

The Wines
All in-stock dry rosés, including these tasting wines, are on sale through Saturday, August 19th!  Save big on all of our dry rosé selections — 10% off by the bottle, 20% off when you mix six of them, 25% off when you mix 12 or more of them.

1. 2016 Le Petit Diable Cotes de Provence Rosé (Provence, France) – This one comes to us from the same folks who made the MIP rosé, a top seller last summer.  A classic blend of Syrah, Cinsault and Grenache, it is light, delicate, aromatic and oh-so easy to drink on warm summer days.

2. 2016 Chateau Peyrassol Cotes de Provence Rosé (Provence, France) – There is no disputing the greatness of this wine.  Before I even pour you some, know that you are on trial…….not the wine.  This is one of the oldest estates in Provence (they were founded by the Knights Templar), and they know a thing or two about dry rosé in these parts.  The estate uses their oldest vines to produce this wine.  A blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, and Tibouren (the secret weapon), it is one of the most concentrated and intense dry rosés in the world.  Some folks age it.  I don’t.  Enjoy!

3. 2016 La Bastide Blanche Bandol Rosé (Provence, France) – Bandol, in the southern part of Provence right on the Mediterranean, is one of the most prestigious dry rosé zones in the world and La Bastide Blanche makes one of the best versions out there.  Primarily Mourvedre with smaller portions of Grenache and Syrah, this one packs a serious punch.  Ripe strawberry, cherry, raspberry and white pepper notes permeate this fuller bodied, more structured wine.

4. 2016 Domaine des Diables “Bonbon” Rosé (Provence, France): If you were a fan of the MIP rosé last year, you are going to lose your mind when you taste this one.  From the same estate that makes the MIP, I opted for this one this year because it is amazing.  One of the most intensely aromatic rosés I’ve ever encountered, this one smells and tastes of carmelized grapefruit, gooseberry, mixed red fruits, and pungent green herbs.  Full bodied and creamy in texture, it’s a perfect pick for the summer.

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

Philipppe Girard Sancerre Cuvee Silex at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Top Summer Sancerre Pick – Philippe Girard Cuvée Silex

The 2016 Philippe Girard Cuvée Silex is my top summer Sancerre pick, and it’s our new Wine of the Week.  Why you ask?  Because Sancerre pairs perfectly with summer.  It’s bright, it’s crisp, it’s refreshing, and it’s absolutely delicious.  In case you’re not familiar, Sancerre is one of the top Sauvignon Blanc zones in the world, and this reserve bottling from small grower Philippe Girard is about as good as it gets.  It possesses great acidity, super intense aromas and flavors, and you’re going to love it.  Not sure?  Stop by Saturday, August 12th any time between 2-5pm to give it a try.

2016 Philippe Girard Sancerre Cuvée Silex — On Sale Through Saturday, August 26th

Regular Price: $28.99/bottle — That’s a great price!

Sale Price: $24.99/bottle or $22.99/bottle on your solid 6-pack (Over 20% off!)

This estate has quite the track record.  The family was tending vines and making wines at the time of the French revolution, but they kept it all for themselves or allocated small amounts to good friends.  This all changed in the 1960’s when Marius Girard began bottling, marketing, and selling the family’s wines to top restaurants both near and far.  Today, the estate is still family owned and operated with 16 acres planted to Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.  Located in the village of Verdigny, one of the top terroirs in Sancerre, the vines for Girard’s Cuvée Silex are located along the banks of the Loire River.

Part of what makes this wine so special is the dirt!  The best vineyards of Sancerre mix limestone, clay and silica to form a flint and sand mixture known as silex, and you can certainly taste it in this wine.  Fermented entirely in stainless steel and aged on its lees for 4 months, this is distinctively delicious Sauvignon Blanc that could come from no other place.  Pure, intense, and highly aromatic, it offers up a bevy of aromas and flavors.  Ripe and zesty, with lovely notes of gooseberry, lemon curd, citrus zest, flinty mineral, this is prototype Sancerre!  I could hang out with it for hours, smelling and sipping and then repeating over and over.

I recommend you do the same!  Enjoy this one during the dog days of summer as a cocktail/aperitif or pair it with flaky white fish in an herb-butter sauce.  You’ll thank me! Stop by the store to pick some up or email me at josh@tablewineasheville.com with your order.  Cheers and happy drinking and eating in Asheville.

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

Wine dinner at Corner Kitchen in Asheville, North Carolina.

Argentinian Wine Dinner at Corner Kitchen

ENJOY A NIGHT CELEBRATING THE CUISINE AND WINES OF ARGENTINA! Click here to reserve your seats today.

Join us at Corner Kitchen on Tuesday, September 12th at 6:30 p.m. for a 5-course Taste of Argentina Wine Dinner. Enjoy Argentine specialties such as Brasstown Beef with Chimichurri and Lamb Empanadas paired with delectable wines from Mendoza, Argentina. Chef Josh Chapman of Corner Kitchen will prepare the dishes and yours truly will select the wines to pair with each course.  All wines will be discounted and available to order through Table Wine.

This incredible wine and dine experience is just $103 per person and includes tax and 20% gratuity. Reserve your spot before it’s too late!

Hors d’ Oeuvres
Roasted Pumpkin and Chili Shooter with Crispy Local Pork Belly
Spanish Chorizo & Clams with Roasted Peppers and Aioli on a Crostini
Smoked Trout Mousse on House-made Lavash Crisp with Shaved Apples and Chives
Local Bison Liver Pate with Pickled Chilis, Cured Egg Yolk and Toasted White Bread
Reunion Salta Torrontes 2016
Vina Maitia Valle del Maule Aupa Pipeno 2016

1st Course
Grilled Sweetbreads with Semiila de Calabasa, Garlic Chili Oil, Crispy Plantains and Charred Pineapple Relish
Reunion, Malbec Mendoza 2016

2nd Course
Chilled Pulled Local Chicken Timbale with Mirepoix in Smoked Tomato Broth with Chicken Skin
“Chicharron” and Local Micro Greens
Bodega Atamisque Tupungato Cabernet Sauvignon Catalpa 2015

3rd Course
Oregano Chimichurri Stewed Lamb Empanada with Tomatoes, Local Field Greens Toasted Semilla, Pickled Onions and Drunken Goat Cheese
Bodega Atamisque Valle De Uco Malbec 2015

4th Course
Smoked Short Rib with Crispy Fingerling Potatoes, Blistered Cherry Tomatoes, Squash and Cuisson
Bodega Atamisque, Mendoza Assemblage 2012

Mignardises

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

World class French whites tasting at Table Wine in Asheville North Carolina.

World Class French Whites – Try Three for Free Wine Tasting

Saturday, August 12th from 2-5pm – Join us at Table Wine in South Asheville for a sampling of world class French whites.  It’s the best free wine tasting in Asheville, and you’re invited!

This is an incredible lineup of very special wines from some of the most distinct and unique terroirs of France.  With summer in full force, this is a great opportunity to taste some of our favorite new white wine arrivals.  We’ll start with our new Wine of the Week, a lovely and intense Sancerre from France’s Loire Valley.  Possessing intense aromas and flavors or ripe citrus, flinty mineral, and herb, it’s one of the best Sancerres in the store. Up next is a stunning, mineral-laced Chablis from Domaine Savary.  One of the great Chablis values on the market, the warmer conditions of the 2015 vintage resulted in a richer, bolder styled Chardonnay.  To finish, you’ll get to sample a drop dead gorgeous White Rhone from Michel Gassier.  Rich, exotic, decadent and beautifully balanced, this reminds me of White Chateauneuf du Pape at a fraction of the price.  Seriously, don’t miss this tasting!  Stop by, taste, learn, and save on all of the featured tastings wines.

The Wines
Save big on all of the tasting wines!  Mix any 3 of them and save 10%, mix any 6 and save 15%, or mix any 12 and save 20%!

1. 2016 Philippe Girard Sancerre Cuvée Silex (Loire Valley, France) – It’s our new Wine of the Week and it’s an absolutely stellar version of Sancerre, France’s most prized Sauvignon Blanc based wine.  Grown in flinty soils along the shores of the Loire River, this one just rocks my world.  Intense notes of gooseberry, lemon curd, mineral and green herbs, you won’t find a better Sancerre for the money.

2. 2015 Domaine Savary Chablis (Burgundy, France) – In 1990, Olivier Savary’s longtime friend and Chablis legend Jean-Marie Raveneau introduced Olivier to importer Kermit Lynch. I’m glad he did!  This is just classic, prototype Chablis with serious class and pedigree.  100% Chardonnay from 25+ year old vines, the wine is fermented in stainless steel and aged on its fine lies. Rich, yet pure and bordering on creamy, it flows with pretty notes of ripe pear, peach, apple and chalky minerality.

3. 2013 Michel Gassier Costieres de Nimes Blanc “Lou Coucardie” (Southern Rhone, France) – This exotic, full bodied blend of 45% Viognier, 30% Roussanne and 25% Grenache Blanc is sensational. From old, organically farmed vineyards, the wine is raised in new and once used used large French oak barrels.  “Big, ripe and layered, with lots of honeyed apricot, ripe peach and butter citrus all soaring from the glass, it’s full-bodied, balanced and unctuously textured, yet never seems heavy or cumbersome in the least. It deserves a classy meal (anything with a cream sauce would be terrific) and should evolve nicely for 2-3 years (although there’s no need to delay gratification).” – Jeb Dunnuck – The Wine Advocate – 92 points

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

Best Pinot Grigio value in the world at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Pinot Grigio Find of the Year – 2016 Raetia Pinot Grigio

I know, I know, I know.  You’re saying “Pinot Grigio is boring, over-produced, and void of flavor” to yourself.  Yes, that is often the case, but that is not the case here.  When Team Table Wine tasted this one a few weeks back, we were completely blown away. Awesome aromatics, fuller and richer flavors, and lovely texture…….it’s eerily reminiscent of the Punggl Pinot Grigio and it costs a lot less.  Still not sure?  Stop by the store Friday, August 4 any time between 4-7 p.m. to try it along with a couple of other fresh, summery whites. It’s the 2016 Raetia Pinot Grigio, it’s delicious, and you’re going to love it!

2016 Raetia Pinot Grigio Alto Adige – On Sale Through August 26

Regular Price: $14.99/bottle

Case of the Month Sale Price: $10.99/bottle on your solid case — Over 20% Off!

Experts (myself included) agree that the best Pinot Grigios come from the northeastern part of Italy, specifically the regions of Alto Adige and Friuli. Located in the foothills of the Alps, a very special combination of factors contribute to the quality of the wines produced here.  The rocky soils contribute complex mineral notes, the warm and sunny days allow the fruit to ripen perfectly, and the cool nights allow the wines to maintain their zesty acidity. Of course, region and grape only give you so much in a wine — the producer is most important.  This one comes from the Viticolori Alto Adige, one of the top cooperatives in the region.  Unlike some of the larger coops of the Italy, this one is composed of just 7 growers, and all are committed to quality versus quantity in their production.

I was immediately impressed by the bouquet of this wine — ripe pear, peach, tropical fruits and white flowers jumped out of the glass.  The palate was equally impressive.  Loads of ripe orchard and tropical fruit notes are buttressed by zesty acidity.  I honestly wanted to drink the whole bottle, but that would not be responsible!  See if you can exercise that same restraint.

In a nutshell, this needs to go with you to the pool or the beach this summer.  Drink it with seafood, vegetables or salads or drink it as an aperitif.  I recommend you have more than one bottle on hand though — it goes down quick and easy.  Stop by the store and pick some up or email me if you’d like me to hold some for you.  Cheers and happy drinking and eating in Asheville!

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

Spanish Wine Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Vinovi & Co. Spanish Wine Tasting

Thursday, August 10 from 7:15 – 9:00 p.m. Join us for a Vinovi & Co. Spanish Wine tasting featuring 9 wines from this fabulous, Michigan-based importer.  The cost for this open-house/drop-in style tasting is just $20 ($15 for Grape Nuts) to taste 9+ wines with light tapas (cheese, serrano, marconas, bread, olives).  RSVP and pre-pay are required.  Call us at 828.505.8588 or email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com to get for your spot for this incredible event.  We can only take 40 lucky folks for this one.

What makes the wines from Vinovi & Co. so special is that they are carefully selected by Barcelona-born Nuria Garrote i Esteve.  I tasted 7 wines with Nuria a little over a month ago, and I bought a case of each………….that has only happened one other time in Table Wine’s history…….it was a Turley tasting fyi.  She represents an incredible roster of small growers, producers, and farmers that make an amazing array of modern-styled, innovative, trend-setting wines — there won’t be any of those overly earthy, funky wines at this tasting!

Vinovi & Co. Spanish Wine Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Unfortunately, Nuria will not be able to join us for the tasting as she is attending to business in Barcelona.  However, my good friend and former co-worker Mark Orsini will join us to pour and tell the producers’ stories.  Thank God for Mark…………he’s the one who acquired the rights to sell the wines in North Carolina, and he’s also the one who got me to taste the wines in the first place.  Mark and I used work together for The Country Vintner (distributor), but decided we’d worked long enough for “the man.”  I started Table Wine, Mark started Orsini Wines, and we’re both thriving.

He and I are both excited about this tasting as we’re truly pouring you some of the top wines in Nuria’s portfolio.  We’ll start with a Champagne-like Cava before we move to a couple of complex and delicious whites.  It’s the reds though that will steal your heart!  They’re almost all from the northern quadrant of Spain, and they’re all big, full flavored, and made with a definitive Catalonia spirit — think Priorat, big Grenache blends, and a Pomerol lookalike that sells for a fraction of the price………oh yeah, Nuria is sending some extra samples of some of her newest producers’ wines that I haven’t even tried……..she swears I’m going to love them and I believe her! In a nutshell, if you like modern styled wines made with an avant-garde sort of spirit, you need to be at the store on August 10th!

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

Serious Red Blends Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Serious Red Blends – Free on Fridays Wine Tasting

Friday, August 11th from 4-7 p.m. – Join us for a tasting featuring some red blends with serious depth and character.  It’s Asheville’s best free wine tasting and you’re invited!

Red Blends are all the rage these days, but blending grape varieties together is nothing new.  It’s been a common practice in famed regions like Bordeaux, Chateauneuf du Pape, and Napa Valley for hundreds of years.  Stop by the store this Friday to taste a trio of wines from near and far made by masterfully blending different grapes.  After searching for quite a while, we’ve found a North Carolina wine that we can really get behind.  That will get the party started!   The mixer continues with a new Portuguese red blend that offers tons of flavor at a very modest price.  We finish with a Table Wine staple from the Ventoux region of France imported by Charles Neal.  There’s much more to each of these wines so stop by, taste, learn, and save this and every Friday at Table Wine.  Can’t make it by, but want to place an order?  Just email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com.

The Wines
Save big on all the tasting wines!  Mix any 3 of them and save 10%, mix any 6 and save 15%, or mix any 12 and save 20%!

1. NV Sanctuary Vineyards “Morton” Red Table Wine (Outer Banks, North Carolina) – Just three miles from the Atlantic Ocean, Sanctuary Vineyards uses all five Bordeaux varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot) to craft their “Morton” Red Blend. It’s juicy, easy drinking, and more importantly, it’s the North Carolina wine we’ve been searching for.

2. 2015 Aplanta Red Wine Blend (Alentejo, Portugal) – Composed of 70% Aragonez (Tempranillo) and 30% Alicante Bouschet, this is destined to become a Table Wine top seller.  It shows a deep color, it balances ripe berry fruit with structure, and it’s about $10 per bottle! An interesting side note is that Aplanta’s grapes are grown in a community vineyard planted in 2002 after the village was relocated to make space for a much-needed reservoir in the middle of one of the most arid regions of Western Europe. The wine is said to be a “liquid link” between us and the story of Aldeia da Luz and its people.

3. 2015 Les Terrasses d’Eole Rouge (Ventoux, France) – For many years Claude and Gisele Saurel grew grapes to sell to the local cooperative. However, fresh from Agronomy school, son Stephane convinced them to start bottling on their own in 1998. We’re glad he did as this blend of 65% Grenache, 25% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre combines incredible complexity with pleasure-bent drinkability unmatched in this price range.  We like to call this one poor man’s Chateauneuf du Pape!

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

Italian Wine Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Top Italian Wine Values – Try Three For Free Wine Tasting

Saturday, August 5 from 2-5 p.m. – Stop by Table Wine this Saturday to sample some top Italian wine values. Taste Italy’s first DOCG wine along with a couple of rich and hearty reds. It’s Asheville’s best free wine tasting and you don’t want to miss it!

Fans of hand-crafted, small production, delicious Italian wines, this is your tasting!  Why?  Because we’re pulling the corks on some awesome new arrivals.  Up first, it’s the brilliant Cesani Vernaccia and it’s in fine form this year.  This delicate, yet flavorful, certified organic white wine displays lovely notes of white peach, apple, and almond.  Up next, Maurizio Marchetti’s Rosso Conero is one of our favorite new Italian reds.  100% Montepulciano from Italy’s Adriatic coast, this one is rich, full flavored, and finely balanced.  To finish, the new vintage of Mauro Brunelli’s Poggio Apricale is really shining this year.  Mainly younger vine Sangiovese Grosso from Brunelli’s vineyards in Montalcino, the wine isn’t aged long enough to be designated as Brunello or Rosso di Montalcino.  Nevertheless, it exhibits classy notes of ripe black cherry, exotic spice and herb.  At less than $20/bottle, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better bottle of Tuscan wine.  Stop by, taste the wines, learn something new, and save big every Saturday at Table Wine!

All of the featured tasting wines are on sale the day of the tasting: take 10% off if you mix any 3, 15% off if you mix any 6, or 20% off if you mix any 12.

1. 2015 Cesani Vernaccia di San Gimignano (Tuscany, Italy) – Many don’t know that Italy’s first DOCG was not Chianti, not Barolo, and not Brunello.  It was Vernaccia!  This crisp and refreshing white wine is absolutely delightful.  Clean, un-oaked, and zippy, try it with your favorite fish or seafood preparation.

2. 2016 Marchetti Rosso Conero “Castro di San Silvestro” (Marche, Italy) – Maurizio Marchetti makes a very macho-styled Montepulciano!  Yep, this one is dark, full bodied, and full of classic varietal flavor.  Bursting with notes of dark cherry, plum and spice, it is perfectly delicious without food, but very enjoyable with grilled sausages or other meats.  It’s a very fine bottle of wine at a great price.

3. 2016 Brunelli Poggio Apricale (Tuscany, Italy) – If you’re looking for Brunell0-like style for less than $20, Brunelli’s Poggio Apricale is your new best friend.  A testament to the fact that Tuscan Sangiovese is the best in the world, this offers up a ton of deliciousness for a very fair price.

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com